Why weighted blankets in dementia care work. Weighted blankets in dementia care may sound silly, but they've been scientifically proven to relieve anxiety. The heaviness of the blanket provides something called deep pressure therapy. When the body feels the gentle pressure, it produces serotonin.
Most common in people over 65 years old, the dementia can cause mood swings, confusion, and stress.. Sometimes even medications can cause sleep disturbances for the ill. Whatever the reason, those with Alzheimer's disease benefit from the sleep-inducing qualities of a Mosaic Weighted BlanketÂ®.